I currently am running Centos 6 which only comes with Apache 2.2.15. Yeah, I know it is about time for me to upgrade... I get the following warning:

The minimum version of Apache needed to run Drupal without mod_rewrite enabled is 2.2.16. See the enabling clean URLs page for more information on mod_rewrite.

I have mod_rewrite enabled. Am I okay as is? I don't care about pretty URLs at the moment as I am just learning about Drupal, and will upgrade my OS someday soon.

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Yes, you can go with Apache 2.2.15 as long as you have mod_rewrite enabled (so you'll have pretty urls).

From Drupal issue Regression fix: allow Drupal 8 to work without Apache mod_rewrite

Apache 2.2.16 is only required if mod_rewrite is NOT enabled

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    Beat me to it. The specific comment is drupal.org/node/2382513#comment-9379857, which has to do with FallbackResource being added.
    – mpdonadio
    Commented May 16, 2016 at 14:34
  • Thanks Sanzante. I definitely have mod_rewrite enabled (I tested it using exit('<pre>'.print_r(apache_get_modules(),1).'</pre>'); I can't get past the Drupal configuration page, however. Do I need to set up rewrite rules before I configure Drupal? Commented May 16, 2016 at 14:44
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    IIRC, that is only presented if mod_rewrite isn't working. It is possible to have the module be present, but disallowed per server-config.
    – mpdonadio
    Commented May 16, 2016 at 14:50
  • @MPD Thanks! I typically never use .htaccess, and didn't have overrides allowed. Commented May 16, 2016 at 15:12

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